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Valve launches developer-run Item Stores on Steam

Valve has launched a new feature that allows developers to sell in-game items outside of their games (yet still within Steam). They’re appropriately known as Item Stores and thus far, only one game – Rust, the open-world survival title from…

PC Gaming Tips: Thirteen hidden Steam features you should know about

As Steam has expanded over the years it’s also taken on an infernal-machine-like quality; it’s become this cacophonous conglomerate of bells and whistles, many of which are buried under other bells and whistles. It’s hard to know everything it is capable of, so here are a few lesser-known Steam features I’ve come across.

Steam Refunds: Friend or Foe? An indie developer's perspective

On Tuesday Steam added a refund procedure that allows you to get a full refund on any Steam game you’ve purchased in the last 14 days and played for less than 2 hours.The sudden manner in which the refund program was announced and implemented has many developers asking: “Is this good for me?” Let’s go through the new refund flow together.